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My car is a daily driver and mild in comparison to what others do with theirs...darn budget keeps me from doing too much LOL....Not to mention it is my Avon Mobile...so can't go too wild. We have a few more planned before our next show in a few weeks....to tie into the red

but here are some pics of what we have done:



















 

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Yep I sure do! Also bought a Corolla Rumion toy...man it was expensive for a little matchbox size car LOL Forgot to bring my Ride Makerz that day.

The red hubcaps are definitely getting attention....people either love them or hate them.

It will all tie in together once I get the red pinstripe down the side and the black & red logo on the hood....oh and adding red LED's to Headlights and grill.

Someone told me the other day that my car is very patriotic now....red and white on the outside and blue on the inside LOL Haven't decided on underglow yet....Hubby wants to paint the scion logos in front and back and not sure I want to do that yet.
 

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You know what might look pretty cool. Take and paint the hubcaps white and then paint the Scion logo in the center red. Maybe not make it so bold but would flow real well with the xB at that point. You could take the emblem off the front as well and paint it white and do the letters inside it red.
 

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I totally love how bold they are though...it's "different". We are considering the logo painting....not sure if we want to do white/red or just red. Contemplating because I don't know how difficult taking the back one off is and to get it back on. I know about the front one.

The red hubcaps will look better once we get the pinstripe down the side and logo on the hood....We are also doing red LED's in headlights and grill

but honestly...I think it looks meaner and hotter with the red caps :)
 

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That is the awesome thing about these. You can do them how ever you want and still make it look good. The rear emblem is double sided on there. It is kinda a pain to get off. You just need to slide something between it, I used a plastic scraper. Like the rubber body ones. Bondo spreaders is what they are called. Then you can just put new double sided tape on it and reattach it. The red stripe will help accent the red wheels for sure.
 

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That is the awesome thing about these. You can do them how ever you want and still make it look good. The rear emblem is double sided on there. It is kinda a pain to get off. You just need to slide something between it, I used a plastic scraper. Like the rubber body ones. Bondo spreaders is what they are called. Then you can just put new double sided tape on it and reattach it. The red stripe will help accent the red wheels for sure.
I thought the one on the back was attached to the body....meaning there would be holes behind it....I know the front one is double stick taped on....someone suggested using fishing line to get it off.....but it seems since the back one is attached inside the body it might be a bit more difficult.
 

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Looks good. I'll be curious as to the finished look.

As for the emblems . . .
The holes are install guides and attachment is by stickum/adhesive. It is the same black stuff as the xB logo. Fishing line or dental floss are good at getting them off. If you plan to reuse, just be VERY careful for to "snap" them or bend the sheetmetal getting off the rear Scion logo.
As for the grill one, I would pop the grill off and them carefully remove the logo. I used a flat-head screw driver "butt" to push the rear tabs from the back and the flat head to push the emblem itself up from the grill plastic. Just take your time, be patient, and try to keep everything level as it comes up (one side gets too far out compared to another).
They should all be easily removable, paintable, and replaceable.


(You take "AvonLady" to the next level! Now that there is an Avonmobile . . . Is there an Avon Cave, Avonarang, and Avonplane too? -Vision of Avon version of Batman . . . )
 

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Looks good. I'll be curious as to the finished look.

As for the emblems . . .
The holes are install guides and attachment is by stickum/adhesive. It is the same black stuff as the xB logo. Fishing line or dental floss are good at getting them off. If you plan to reuse, just be VERY careful for to "snap" them or bend the sheetmetal getting off the rear Scion logo.
As for the grill one, I would pop the grill off and them carefully remove the logo. I used a flat-head screw driver "butt" to push the rear tabs from the back and the flat head to push the emblem itself up from the grill plastic. Just take your time, be patient, and try to keep everything level as it comes up (one side gets too far out compared to another).
They should all be easily removable, paintable, and replaceable.


(You take "AvonLady" to the next level! Now that there is an Avonmobile . . . Is there an Avon Cave, Avonarang, and Avonplane too? -Vision of Avon version of Batman . . . )
We are hoping to have the logo, LED's and pin stripe done by December 7th since we have a show out here....will post pics once we are done.

I would say that we have an AvonCave...between my garage and house full of Avon....we could stack up all the boxes and make a cave LOL The Avonarang and Avonplane will be in the future LOL I certainly have to sell more than I have been to get there LOL

I like your Avon version of Batman....my new motto shall be "Fighting wrinkles one skin cream at a time" or Making America beautiful one lipstick at a time LOL

Although with the new celebrities coming on like Patrick Dempsey and Reese Witherspoon...this definitely isn't grandma's Avon anymore!
 

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you're probably the coolest avon lady ever! :D
 

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JOEY G-xB said:
you're probably the coolest avon lady ever! :D
That would be:
The coolest Avonlady . . .
 

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LOL Thanks. Looking forward to the other mods. Should have a new guage face next week or so...soemthing that blends better than the one I have does. I HATE the blobs of light with words in it...can't see it during the day at all!

Logo should be here next week, Pinstriping too...we are also going to get a sort of metalic for the caps to really jazz it up. Not glitter...metallic... Been getting a lot of compliments and looks around town with these caps. I figure you either love em or hate em...either way it works for me :)

Next weekend we will be doing Red LED's in the headlights, and Red LED's in the grill and around the scion logo.

I can't seem to decide if I really want to pain the logo's on the front and back. Honestly I think it might be overkill since well the front and back you can't really see the caps...so I might just leave those....Not sure..

Any opinions on painting the logo's front and back? I know some would remove them....but I won't do that...I like em'....

I love my Avon Box! Going to get plates that say Avon BX...just need to replenish funds first LOL
 

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Im old fashioned and like body side molding. I hate getting my doors dinged up so might I suggest a red 1-1 1/2 inch stripe down the side of the doors. I jsut ordered one to match the overall color but you could speck any color and have it painted on the right size molding. I found a good price at Zetaproducts. They were around 120 with shipping vers almost $300. elsewhere.

I like the fast that its stands out in the crowd. As for paint you could walk a car lot and find your color then send the the paint code for a ford but you order the Scion Xb kit.
 

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Im old fashioned and like body side molding. I hate getting my doors dinged up so might I suggest a red 1-1 1/2 inch stripe down the side of the doors. I jsut ordered one to match the overall color but you could speck any color and have it painted on the right size molding. I found a good price at Zetaproducts. They were around 120 with shipping vers almost $300. elsewhere.

I like the fast that its stands out in the crowd. As for paint you could walk a car lot and find your color then send the the paint code for a ford but you order the Scion Xb kit.
Down the side of the doors? I must be tired because I am not understanding what you mean? We are going to do about a 1 inch stripe down the whole side of the car and at the end it is going to be a bit jagged, like my swoosh for my Avon logo is...

Just talked to my logo guy yesterday and I should have the logo next week...should have my new gauge face shortly after that. Then just need to get the strip for down each side....LED's should be here next week for the grill, headlights, footwells and cup holders. I have to get all this done before our next show on the 7th. We aren't really a "show" car because of being a daily driver...but it is nice to have it coming together finally :)
 

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Just because it's a daily driver does not mean it can't be a show car. There are many "show" cars that get driven to work. The only difference is that it takes a little longer to get one clean enough to show when you drive it every day.

Gotta love the box!
 

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Diggin it but make sure to check local light laws re Front end red colors!! just to be on safe side! ;)

These are 2 of my FAVE DAILY DRIVER SHOW CARS!!!!

 

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We know the red won't be legal while driving. We will have it hooked up to a switch...More for "fun" than for every day...Lovin the cars you posted!
 

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Just because it's a daily driver does not mean it can't be a show car. There are many "show" cars that get driven to work. The only difference is that it takes a little longer to get one clean enough to show when you drive it every day.

Gotta love the box!
Oh I know that....I guess if anything we would be considered "mild". But soooo many more cars are definitely better than ours. For example...I have 2 cracks in the windshield....I will fix them eventually....when it becomes close to being illegal....I figure what's the point right now since this windshield seems to be a rock magnet.....now if it was a show car...I would have replaced by now....but don't have the funds to keep replacing.... And need to work on the rock chips ALL over the front... Got the touch up paint...just need to make it happen.

Got a spray on bra...but need to get all the chips fixed before attempting that.

On to another question....what is your opinion about painting the badge logo's red? Or White? Or Black? I am trying to get opinions because I am not sold on the idea of painting them at all. I know many would just remove....but I won't do that...so it either stays silver or is painted. I think Red would be a bit much...
 

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avonlady....where'd you get your spray on bra and how much was it if I may ask. Are you happy with it? How does the edge look..does it get really dirty around it? I called Ziebart and it was 500 there.

Thanks!
 

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avonlady....where'd you get your spray on bra and how much was it if I may ask. Are you happy with it? How does the edge look..does it get really dirty around it? I called Ziebart and it was 500 there.

Thanks!
Well, I haven't used it yet...not sure how to apply and want to get rock chips repaired first. I got it from Griots Garage...but it was a special deal for $3 a can.....so I bought 2 of them...in retrospect should have bought more...

So I am not sure on your questions about the edge..hoping someone else has done this and can give us both some insight!
 
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